New Delhi: The central government has cleared the appointment of Sanjay Panjiyar as Director (Operations) in Hindustan Copper Limited (HCL), a Miniratna PSU under the Ministry of Mines. According to an order from the Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT), the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has approved the proposal of the Ministry of Mines for the appointment of Panjiyar on Monday. He has been appointed to the post for a period with effect from the date of his assumption of charge of the post till the date of his superannuation i.e. June 30, 2024, or until further orders, whichever is earlier. He is currently serving as Chief General Manager (CGM) in NMDC Limited, a Navratna PSU under the Ministry of Steel.
PSU Watch was the first news organisation to report when Panjiyar had been recommended for the post of Director (Operations) of HCL by the Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) on May 4. Panjiyar was among four candidates, who were interviewed by the selection panel.
Panjiyar is an Engineering Graduate (B Tech) from Birsa Institute of Technology (BIT), Sindri. He has served as Assistant General Manager at RINL-VSP, prior to joining NMDC Limited in December 2017.
As Director (Operations) of HCL, Panjiyar will be a member of the Board of Directors and will report to the Chairman and Managing Director (CMD). He will head the operations of copper smelting and refining plants. In addition, he will also be in charge of project management and execution of various mine projects with an emphasis on contract administration.
Hindustan Copper Limited (HCL) is a Miniratna PSU under the Ministry of Mines. The main objective of the company is exploration, mining, beneficiation of copper ore, smelting and refining and processing of downstream products. The company has copper mines at Malanjkhand in Madhya Pradesh, Khetri (Rajasthan), Ghatsila (Jharkhand). It has smelters at Ghatsila (Jharkhand) and at Jhagadia (Gujarat) and a Continuous Cast Copper Wire Rod plant at Taloja (Maharashtra).
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